When words aren’t enough, you complete the picture.
Change the visual landscape with cutting-edge illustrations and learn to communicate ideas clearly through pictures in our renowned Illustration program. You’ll master the latest technology, study under industry leaders, and go on to create beautiful works that tell stories through printed books, motion graphics, or fabric patterns. You’ll also grow as a creative in a school and city that embrace comics, through class projects such as Spitball, which pairs artists with professional writers, and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, which brings together cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators for professional panels, lectures, and more. You’ll graduate prepared—whether you’re starting your own business in publishing, designing video games, or doing concept designs for top entertainment companies.
Our graduates go on to work as editorial illustrators, book illustrators, advertising designers, character and asset designers, designers for web and mobile, greeting card designers, video game designers, poster artists, apparel graphics designers, product and toy designers, newspaper graphic artists, fine artists, film effects creators, and freelance illustrators.
Get a good look at the Kinney Hall Lobby, where your new work will be on view
You'll have access to:
3D illustration lab with small- and large-scale sculpting, molding, and casting equipment
2D illustration lab with scanners, black and white and color printers, drawing tables, open lounge space, Cintiq monitors, light table, drawing projectors, drawing tables, cutting table, mat cutter, cameras, and a cleaning sink
Computer lab with Cintiq monitors, ZBrush, and Adobe software
Access to printmaking lab and equipment
Access to FabLab that includes 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machine, and spray booths
Our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.
Apparel graphics designer
Character and asset designer
Designer for web and mobile
Film effects creator
Greeting card designer
Newspaper graphic artist
Product and toy designer
Video game designer
See possible career outcomes
Bath & Body Works
Disney Consumer Products
Ogilvy & Mather
Wall Street Journal